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Deuce

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Trapezium Homebuild
« on: September 14, 2020, 06:37:07 PM »
See more details at bigwallgear.com page.  Or eventually at bigwalls.net
Link Here:  https://bigwalls.net (click portaledge then portaledgeDIY)
This is more just technical info--the build process is simpler:
1. Build the frame.
2. lay out the bed pattern using the actual frame.
3. Design and build fly.  More info to come.  Trapezium design notebook shows the process I went through.

will try to distil this info as time goes on, and people try their own.
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Re: Trapezium Homebuild
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2020, 08:54:48 PM »
another pic of parts supplied--7 sets available for $165 AUD (cost) each set, plus shipping.  Free to aerial activists and artists.  You need to be ready to do some cool DIY stuff, an industrial machine for bed and suspension needed.  600d bed Fabric with pattern drawn, available.

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Re: Trapezium Homebuild
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2020, 06:52:17 PM »
We completed our trapezium homebuild in time for the Big Canopy Campout on Oct 17-18, was sewing up til midnight the night before and was so happy to be able to rig the trapezium 40m up a tree in a beautiful big Eucalyptus regnans surrounded by patches of rainforest and a flowing river!

Thanks so much Deuce for all the support and for the kit and fly fabric! I just followed the instructions in the trapezium design notebook for the fly and it fit perfectly: https://bigwallgear.com/d4-trapezium-design-notebook.html

We decided to sew the front seam because it turns out waterproof zips are extremely hard to find in COVID times with delayed or impossible overseas post. I've left it so it's possible to unpick and add a zip if we do get one. This necessitated a drawcord on the bottom which has worked alright but is difficult to adjust from inside the sit so I might have to make some adjustments.

The plan now is to order a roll of fly fabric from Ripstop by the Roll and when it does arrive make some more flies for the DIY ledge and other kits Deuce has kindly donated to us for tree use.

Here's a few pics of the fly!

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Re: Trapezium Homebuild
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2020, 06:54:54 PM »
And a couple more!

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Re: Trapezium Homebuild
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2020, 03:59:39 PM »
Doug G, has put together a great video of the frame build:

https://youtu.be/kJcZ5XrqhbE